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Man finds work after 20 years unemployed!!

Glenorchy Workskills office is currently working with a 43 year old man who has been registered on Centrelink payments for an incredible 1036 weeks (just under 20 years!). He has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, including a history of driving and drug charges. He has generally exhibited a low level of presentation and motivation…

Look and Cook

Look and Cook

This month Workskills Community Investment Fund was put to good use to help Derwent Valley Community House continue their successful program “Look and Cook”. Look and Cook is a literacy based program, with the emphasis on being able to interpret and cook a recipe. Derwent Valley Community House brought a small group together (no more…

Beau

Off to Work!

Being a Brickie’s Labourer isn’t the easiest of jobs – particularly if you need to keep more than one Brickie on the go! But Beau loves it and can see this developing into his life-long career. After recently completing a Cert II Construction at the Bridgewater Trade Training Centre, Beau got a text from a…

Workskills on top

Workskills on top again!!

Workskills received the star ratings from the Department of Employment this week and are once again a 5 Star provider, which is the top ranking that can be achieved in the jobactive contract. When Workskills CEO Pat Kluver released the information, every staff member was ecstatic. “This is truly a great result and one that gives…

Helping Jobseekers find work

Helping Jobseekers Find Work

The REALISE program has now been successfully delivered at all Workskills offices. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and it great to see this course making such a difference. We are starting to see this pay off with a number of jobseekers now being offered work or trials. Helping jobseekers identify what employers want and being…

Helping the Community

Workskills helping the community

Workskills has been involved at a Governance level in Community Blitz for the past 5 years, and involved since its inception. Workskills saw Community Blitz as a great opportunity for our jobseekers to be involved in work, skills and activities within their own community. For many jobseekers Community Blitz has not only given them the…

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How employable are you?

The REALISE program is a program unique to Workskills that has been developed in house to address the needs of both employers and jobseekers. The focus of this course is helping job seekers identify all the great employability skills they already have and how to let employers know what these are. These skills are often…

anaconda group

Workskills Helps the Homeless!

Workskills Tasmania has donated $10,000 to help the homeless through the Salvation Army’s Street 2 Program this winter. Using the money donated, Workskills staff and Salvation Army staff went on a shopping spree at Anaconda, Cambridge and put together a selection of items to make up “Homelessness Kits”. The kits included swags, sleeping bags and warm, weather…

Rebecca

Congratulations Rebecca

A Jobseeker by the name of Rebecca was signed up to a Work for the Dole project called Community Blitz. Initially, Rebecca was reluctant to participate in the the project but understood it was a requirement for 6 months. During the course of Rebecca’s Work for the Dole activity her confidence increased, she was…

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Right Person, Right Job, Right Fit

Steve* had been out of the active workforce for approximately 8 years. In recent times, he had engaged in voluntary work with a local non-for-profit organisation. Tasks included providing customer service and undertaking basic administrative duties. Through this activity, Steve began to actively engage to ensure that his responsibilities remained adhered to. A paid employment…

Workskills Work for the Dole Success Story

Opportunities created at Work for the Dole

Matthew, a Workskills Jobseeker, has been attending Workskills “Work for the Dole” (WfD) Activity “Creating & Learning Skills Activity with Railtrack Riders” in Maydena. Prior to this activity, Matthew had no experience in welding, but after receiving some instructions from the WfD Supervisor Geoff, Matthew has shown great potential. Matthew has now designed and created…

Workskills Training Centre

Well done Boys!!!

It was a proud week for the Bridgewater team with a group of our young clients successfully completing a Cert II Construction at the Bridgewater Trade Training Centre. “The Boys” have persevered over the last 3 months, showing great determination to complete the course, conquering the challenges along the way – even the Trigonometry test!!…